This is a soft style of Champagne, just hinting at the minerality often found in Chardonnays from the Côte des Blancs. It is ripe, with red apple and pear flavors, shot through with lime acidity. The aftertaste adds a more textured character.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.